New Orleans Quickie for Blogophilia 44.3

We’ve been in New Orleans for a week so this submission will just be quick

We took three tours in three days in addition to walking around; the weather went from freezing cold to very warm. My allergies just tap danced in my head.

The tours imparted much wisdom on varying subjects. The swamp tour showed us life on the swamp and we even did get to see an alligator The tour guide, Reggie, advised that if an alligator that is larger than you is after you – run !!

The city tour was also fabulous. David, the guide, showed us aspects of the city we never would have known if not on a tour. We visited the French quarter, the business district, a cemetery and ended up in the lower 9th ward where the flooding from Katrina reached 13 feet.

 They are rebuilding in the 9 ward (pics not available yet)

Habitant for Humanity  are building little houses and directions are included for those. The other words of wisdom I learned is that if you build homes in the lower 9th ward, build them high off the ground as flooding is possible even without a hurricane.

Directions are not included in how to survive a major hurricane like Katrina. People did what they had to do – many living away or in trailers while rebuilding their homes.

Take two tours of your choice in New Orleans, from city to swamp to plantation to mystery tours and walking tours, and call me in the morning with your opinions of the tours and what you learned.

 That should cover it 

 More extensive blogs and pics will follow as time permits.


 written for a blog challenge originated on MySpace.

Blogophilia 44.3 Topic: “Take Two and Call Me in the Morning”

 Bonus points:

(Hard, 2pts): Impart some pearls of wisdom

(Easy, 1pt): include the words “directions not included”


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21 Responses to New Orleans Quickie for Blogophilia 44.3

  1. clarkster says:

    Sounds like you had a good time….see any vampires? 😉

  2. Barbara Boggs says:

    Glad you enjoyed visiting here in South Louisiana. Come back and stay longer!

    I can’t wait to see your pictures!

    • sassyspeaks says:

      How did you get the pic rather than icon on here ?
      The pics will be a while longer – get them off the camera – edit – put into photobucket etc
      However I did think of you on the trolley car … 😀

  3. DJ Myke says:

    This was a nice overview of your New Orleans trip. Sounds like a fun time, and educational, too. I figured there would be a lot of Habitat For Humaity activity there.

    Did you have any crawfish? I would have to go looking for those if I was in South Louisiana.

  4. Marvin Martian says:

    8 points Earthling! Those are indeed words of wisdom for New Orleans! 🙂

  5. glad you are having a great time! looking forward to the upcoming photos! 😀

    • sassyspeaks says:

      We had a good time lol – wrote this after home though had it in notes while away – hard to read handwriting – still getting caught up – you know me – distractions ! The photos are 1/2 edited….

  6. Avery Shipman says:

    Glad to hear you had a great time 🙂 I’m a BIG believer in taking tours! So wonderful and, as you said, they show you things that you’d never find on your own. Plus hearing things told from a locals perspective is quite priceless. Can’t wait to see your pics!

    • sassyspeaks says:

      Yep you are right – it took us a while to learn to use tours – I think though in the early days when we traveled we did not have the money for tours – pics are 1/2 edited and will show up soon and probably for a while in blogs – I took over 200…

  7. Rebecca says:

    Its been nearly 30 years since I’ve been in LA, but I do still miss it. There is a special feeling there–great write, short on not-

  8. Elaine says:

    Well I have been to New Orleans back when I was just 19 and it was wonderful…
    I am sure it takes a strong kind of people to live there and survive the mess that they
    all had to endure.
    I hope you have a wonderful time there… crocs and all!
    Happy New Year

  9. Chickee says:

    Sounds like fun. I’d love to go visit. And tours… yes tours are awesome as long as you get a good guide. =)


    • Sue says:

      Hi there – hey – what’s your name ?? lol
      We had great guies for the first 2 tours – not so much for the third – a photoblog will be forthcoming – I took over 200 pics….check out my Mulates blog – talks about food !!

  10. joaniethewriter says:

    You are soooo lucky to have taken this trip! Next time, take a detour and stop in Massachusetts, and bring a very large suitcase! I’ll hide really well! lol

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